2024 | Film, Archive, Data — New Urban Normalcies

Film, Archive, Data — New Urban Normalcies

A three-day programme of film screenings, talks & discussions at the SSAF Lab

13–15 June 2024

Over the past few years, we are seeing a growing convergence between filmmaking and the mapping of a new urban experience. Survival in digital times has come to mean many things – how to record the present without getting trapped by it, how to navigate the myriad illegalities, small and large, that have come to define everyday life. Resistance in such times is often profoundly unheroic, mundane even, invoking longer histories resistant to the processes of generating the thick data that has become a by-product of existence itself. Over three days we have talks, screenings of films and presentation of archives that outline what we might call new urban normalcy.


— Ashish Rajadhyaksha



Arbab Ahmad, Shahrukhkhan Chavada, Wafa Refai, Rita Kothari, Devika Prasad, Faiza Ahmed Khan, Susan Sreemala, Nakul Singh Sawhney and Ashish Rajadhyaksha.